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ASC X12 (Accredited Standards Committee X12): Uniform Standards For Global EDI ASC X12 was chartered by the Accredited Standards Committee X12 to join North American companies using Electronic Data Interchange under common inter-industry standards. Today ASC X12 standards are supported by approximately half million companies using EDI transactions around the world. ASC X12 is closely Read More →

Reduce EDI Errors

Case Study: GS1 Standards Reduce EDI Errors (Seton Family of Hospitals and BD) Seton Family of Hospitals (Ascension Health) manages pricing & product information for 445 locations. In past transactions between Seton Family of Hospitals and BD, both parties were identified with proprietary numbers: Seton Family of Hospitals with a BD-assigned SAP “Ship to” number Read More →

Ship to-Mark PO

EDI Direct Ship Orders And “Ship to Mark for” Orders A Purchase Order (850) may be an original, or it may be an update or confirmation of one already communicated to the seller or broker. It may also be used to express distribution requirements for receiving location(s), such as a Direct Ship Order. Direct Ship Read More →

EDI GLN

Map Use of GLN And GTIN in Order-to-Cash Transactions The use of GLN in a transaction will occur in the N1 loop. The N1 loop is used to identify organizational entities associated with the transaction. The N1 loop can be repeated to add more than one entity, and/or more than one identifier per entity. The N1 Read More →

EDI GLN Account

EDI GLN Account Hierarchies (Parties and Locations) GLNs are designed to support unique and unambiguous identification of parties/locations in business processes, which is essential for efficient communication between trading partners. The GLN can be used to identify a functional entity (like a hospital pharmacy or accounting department), a physical location (like a warehouse or hospital Read More →

EDI Packing

EDI Packing Product Hierarchy (GTIN Implementation) GTINs are globally unique identifiers for “trade items” (i.e., any item that may be priced, ordered, or invoiced at any point in any supply chain). When goods are traded between trading partners, various packaging levels can be involved depending on the type of product and the extent of exchange. Read More →

GLN

GTINs and GLNs Prepare for Implementation Prior to GTINs and GLNs implementation, it is essential to assess the effort needed to implement GTINs and GLNs in current systems and transactions. Key aspects of this effort include assessing internal systems, engaging with trading partners about readiness, and determining the transactions in which GTINs and GLNs are Read More →

HIPAA EDI

EDI Product and Location Identification In Transactions EDI transaction standards support numerous types of identifiers for products and parties/locations, including both GS1 identifiers and Non-GS1 identifiers. The following tables list product identifiers and party/location identifiers that are commonly used in U.S. healthcare EDI transactions today. Product identifiers commonly used in U.S. healthcare EDI transactions Party/location Read More →

EDI Order-to-Cash Transactions

EDI Order-to-Cash Transactions in U.S. Healthcare Using GTINs and GLNs in EDI business messaging instead of proprietary identifiers can help improve transaction accuracy and efficiency, and more fully support traceability from the manufacturer to the patient / end user. GS1 guidelines describe key aspects of Order-to-Cash transactions in U.S. healthcare. 850 Purchase Order Used by the Read More →

Implementing GLNs

Implementing GLNs and GTINs in Order-to-Cash Transactions (GS1 Healthcare US) When identification standards are not widely used across an industry, trading partners often use nonstandard and proprietary identifiers. This practice can result in multiple identifiers for the same product (e.g., buyer’s part number; supplier’s catalog number; vendor’s item number; etc.) or party/location (e.g., DUNS Number; Read More →